FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2011
2011 EQ® Cylinder Heads IMCA Modified
Wild West Tour Is Underway
Opening weekend at Aztec (N.M.) Speedway results in victory for Porter Smith
(Las Vegas-NV) - The fifth annual EQ® Cylinder Heads IMCA Modified Wild West Tour opened this past weekend at Aztec Speedway in Aztec, N.M. with driver Porter Smith coming away with a victory on Friday, April 22. Porter of Farmington, N.M., powered around pole sitter Brad Boyer for the front spot on the second lap and never looked back. The second race of the season opening doubleheader, scheduled for Saturday, April 23, was rained out before heats could get underway resulting in the first cancellation in the history of the series.
“We are proud to continue our support of IMCA racing and congratulate Porter Smith on his opening victory. We wish every driver in the series with success and safety during the 2011 season,” said David Wilson, EQ's national sales manager. “Drivers who race with our cylinder heads have shown great success in IMCA competitions, and we expect another great year of racing."
Zane DeVillbiss of Farmington, the 2010 tour champion, finished second, while Danny Bradford of Farmington finished third. Justin Yeager of Green River, Wyo., who uses EQ cylinder heads in competition, finished fourth. Yeager was runner-up to DeVillbiss in 2010 and was the 2009 series champion. Driver Aaron Spangler of Dove Creek, Colo., rounded out the top five.
EngineQuest® (EQ®), a leading supplier of stock and performance cylinder heads and engine components, is a general sponsor of IMCA racing. The company will provide contingency awards to the opening feature winners in five IMCA divisions during the 2011 season.
EQ’s early 350 cylinder head (#CH350I) is approved as a direct replacement for the IMCA Northern and Southern Sport Mod Divisions and Hobby Stock division and has become the head of choice by the most competitive teams. EQ’s high performance 23° cylinder head is approved for use in the EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Modified Tour.
To find out more about the EQ Cylinder Heads IMCA Modified Wild West Tour, or EQ’s contingency program, contact David Wilson, EQ’s National Sales Manager, at 702-649-7776, ext. 209, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about EngineQuest, visit: www.enginequest.com.
Caption: : Porter Smith (center) winner of the opening race at Aztec Speedway (Aztec, N.M) in the EQ Cylinder Heads IMCA Modified Wild West Tour. Porter is flanked by the top four contenders – Zane DeVillbiss, Danny Bradford, Justin Yeager and Aaron Spangler.